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JasonR

Columbus, OH

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Recent Activity

Comment 23 Apr 2015

When he fails to turn the program around and leaves them a huge flaming dumpster fire much like his two predecessors, he will be one of our favorites too!

I debated whether or not to use the italics.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I would buy your own modem/router if you haven't already. The ones that Comcast/Time Warner give you are usually garbage and don't work well at all. I pay TW for 50MB down, and got about 20 using their equipment. Bought my own and I get over 50 with it. Plus the wifi range was terrible, but with my own (albeit top of the line) router, my whole house is well covered.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

On a different (and more serious) note...does anybody know what will happen to them since the mother did not care for them? Will they remain with her or will they have to be transferred somewhere to get the care they need?

My daughter loves Daniel Tiger, I think her head might explode when I tell her there are baby tigers at the zoo.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Ha, great name. I think I would automatically purchase music from a band whose name was a Simpsons reference.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

I'm mostly in to heavier stuff but if you like Mumford, I think you'd like one of my favorite bands - Murder By Death. They have like 7 albums so I had a hard time deciding what to post, but check this out:

Their older albums are definitely darker, which I like. Check 'em out.

Comment 01 Apr 2015

For my money you can't beat the tone of an American-made Fender Jazz bass. 

To answer your question, it does make a difference in sound. But there are ways to make a difference on a cheaper bass. I know a couple people who have bought the Mexican-made Fenders and put EMG pickups in them to get a nice sound. But it's still not as good as an American-made Fender.

And as far as price, you pay for the quality of materials and workmanship (and the brand name to some degree). Not to say that a cheaper bass is no good, but yes generally the price will reflect those qualities.

Like others have said, I definitely recommend going to a store, pick up some basses, see how they feel in your hands. Plug them in and see how you like the tone, etc. You'll find the Jazz bass neck to be slimmer, which I like. The neck is also not as long as others, which I feel would be better for learning.

I would also recommend starting with 4 strings.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

First: Metallica- Savage Hall in Toledo, January 1993

Best: tough choice, probably either Metallica or Tool. My favorite show was either the Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax) or Metallica's summer tour in 94 with Danzig and Suicidal Tendencies.

Best recent show is Murder by Death. Seen them several times, they are really really good.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I appreciate the research, but it doesn't tell the whole story. When those 50+ year olds are no longer running businesses, what are these numbers going to look like? Many people come from an era where only criminals had tattoos. It does carry a stigma to some, but it won't for long.

I know lots of college-educated people with tattoos and good jobs. My instance is not isolated and it's not a niche. Could I get a job at any place I walk in to? No. I know that. But it has had 0 impact on my employment or the employment of many people that I know.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I can tell you as a current working professional that you are wrong. I and my sleeve have worked in corporate environments. WITHOUT long sleeves to cover up. Sure it may eliminate me from some jobs, but not many. And those are probably places I don't want to work anyway. My current job, I went to the interview with short sleeves on. And it was a good conversation starter with the interviewer. Obviously I got the job.

I also don't like your inference that tattoos are the result of bad parenting. My mom taught me to be myself, not to conform to what society thinks I should be. And I figured out, with her help, how to be a professional without being just another white collar.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Lots of good advice here, but I would reiterate what many have already said. Hire a financial advisor. Best decision I ever made. Since you're young, if you make the right money moves now you could be sitting on a really nice nest egg and retire young. A good advisor will take your goals in to consideration and set you up to meet and exceed them.

Make sure you talk to them about how they get paid. My advisor takes 1% of my account every year - but gains are far above that so it's not that big of a hit. And he does a lot better about making the right investments than I ever could. And I like that arrangement - he has incentive to make sure I do well. I don't like the guys that just get paid up front. No reason for them to help you.

Also, as a side note, I would also talk to your advisor about your 401K investments. Mine helped me with that free of charge since he can't collect on it. Definitely a good idea to make sure you have that set up to maximize your funds.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I have some tattoos, including a full sleeve (with appointments scheduled to get my other arm done), and most of them are representations of important people and events in my life. I get that tattoos are not for everyone, but please don't judge us that do have them. I am a professional and have a family. My two small daughters love my tattoos too. And their opinion means more to me than anyone else's, so I'm OK if you think "they're not as cool as I think".

Comment 09 Mar 2015

AJ Hawk visiting the Bengals today. Come on Mike Brown, pull the trigger!

Comment 27 Feb 2015

The guy you're referring to is named Negan and yeah, he is a bad dude. Will be hard to bring him to life on TV because he drops F-bombs every other word :) I read that Kevin Durand was approached about the role, that would be cool.

If he does show up, which it sounds like he will...it should be pretty good. If you thought the governor was bad you ain't seen nothing yet.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

You are right that it is a general guide. There are characters still alive in the show that are already dead in the comic and vice-versa. And there are characters that only exist in one or the other but not both (Daryl and Beth from the show are examples).

I actually enjoy seeing the differences between the comic and the show. Makes it more interesting. I'm interested to see how close to the comics they make the Alexandria part because some crazy stuff happens there. Would make for some great shows this season.